Genus of biennial and perennial plants with leaves that grow in rosettes. Beta vulgaris, which is grown as an annual, is the principal species of the genus.
Latin name: Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla "Bright Lights"
Grow in fertile, light soils, in full sun or partial shade.
Variety that features glossy, red-tinged, green leaves with fuchsia and orange veins and stems.